How did you get started doing this type of work?
I'm a full time professor of Social Work at West Chester University. That's my day job. Helping Hands Books LLC is my hobby social venture. A social venture is a business with a goal of giving back. Since I started my company, Helping Hands Books has donated nearly $7,000 to youth programs, student clubs and local libraries. I give away 20% of the money I make from online sales. The books I don't sell are donated to Goodwill, Salvation Army and other local non-profit thrift stores.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I remove, and when requested pack, my clients' used and unwanted books, vinyl records, music CDs, DVDs, and video games for free. It's kind of like a barter system; i trade my labor for my client's unused stuff:)